Ailsa’s main job is to make sure that designs meet Minnesota Pollution Control Agency water quality and rate control requirements. She joined our team in 2016, and she’s completed her Master’s degree in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology (department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) at Stanford University.
Often collaborating on projects with the Sacramento, California office, Ailsa was recently part of a small team that developed a hydrologic model (SacWAM) of the Sacramento Valley. This model helps the State of California assess current hydrologic flow regimes and visualize the results of potential changes to the system, specifically in agricultural and urban diversions.
But what Ailsa enjoys most is working with state and other government agencies to get a grip on their current and future water needs. She’s extra satisfied when the technical tools she builds help those agencies make informed decisions that translate into water supply and allocation solutions for infrastructure and communities.